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Caravel Autism Health Brings New Children’s Clinic to Families on Milwaukee’s Near South Side
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Dec. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Equitable access to high-quality autism care can make all the difference in the world for a young child, which is why Caravel Autism Health has just opened a new clinic serving families on Milwaukee’s near south side. The facility, located at 1020 W. Historic Mitchell Street, offers a comprehensive range of services including evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and family support.
Caravel’s childhood autism experts specialize in delivering Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. ABA is evidence-based therapy that has been proven to be the most effective treatment for children with autism. “ABA is life-changing and should be available to any child who needs it, but there is a shortage of providers in too many communities,” according to Mike Miller, Caravel’s Chief Executive Officer. “We chose the Historic Mitchell Street district because Caravel is committed to ensuring that children in ALL communities have access to the best treatment available.” Caravel opened the clinic in late November to serve families in this diverse neighborhood, which is 77.4% LatinX.
“The key to better outcomes for children with autism is providing them with quality ABA therapy at an early age,” according to Clinic Director Alicia Ehlen, BCBA, LBA, LPC. “Unfortunately, research by the CDC suggests that Hispanic and Black children face socioeconomic and other barriers. These barriers can lead to delayed access or lack of access to proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment,” she explained. “Caravel is coming into communities to address that disparity and level the playing field.”
ABA programs help children with autism improve language and communication, social skills, attention, focus, and intellectual functioning. Caravel’s team at Mitchell Street provides services in both Spanish and English.
About Caravel Autism Health
Since 2009, Caravel Autism Health has been devoted to helping families navigate the challenges of childhood autism. Our team of clinical experts specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of children on the autism spectrum. Caravel’s research-based and data-driven programs are designed to provide better outcomes that help children with autism reshape their development and embrace new ways of interacting with the world.
SOURCE Caravel Autism Health
Autistic people have fought the inclusion of ABA in therapy for us since before Autism Speaks, and other non-Autistic-led autism organizations, started lobbying legislation to get it covered by insurances and Medicaid.
ABA is a myth originally sold to parents that it would keep their Autistic child out of an institution. Today, parents are told that with early intervention therapy their child will either be less Autistic or no longer Autistic by elementary school, and can be mainstreamed in typical education classes. ABA is very expensive to pay out of pocket. Essentially, Autism Speaks has justified the big price tag up front will offset the overall burden on resources for an Autistic’s lifetime. The recommendation for this therapy is 40 hours a week for children and toddlers.
The original study that showed the success rate of ABA to be at 50% has never been replicated. In fact, the study of ABA by United States Department of Defense was denounced as a failure. Not just once, but multiple times. Simply stated: ABA doesn’t work. In study after repeated study: ABA (conversion therapy) doesn’t work.
What more recent studies do show: Autistics who experienced ABA therapy are at high risk to develop PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions. Historically, the autism organizations promoting ABA as a cure or solution have silenced Autistic advocates’ opposition. ABA is also known as gay conversion therapy.
The ‘cure’ for Autistics not born yet is the prevention of birth.
The ‘cure’ is a choice to terminate a pregnancy based on ‘autism risk.’ The cure is abortion. This is the same ‘cure’ society has for Down Syndrome.
This is eugenics 2021. Instead of killing Autistics and disabled children in gas chambers or ‘mercy killings’ like in Aktion T4, it’ll happen at the doctor’s office, quietly, one Autistic baby at a time. Different approaches yes, but still eugenics and the extinction of an entire minority group of people.
Fact: You can’t cure Autistics from being Autistic.
Fact: You can’t recover an Autistic from being Autistic.
Fact: You can groom an Autistic to mask and hide their traits. Somewhat. … however, this comes at the expense of the Autistic child, promotes Autistic Burnout (this should not be confused with typical burnout, Autistic Burnout can kill Autistics), and places the Autistic child at high risk for PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions.
[Note: Autism is NOT a disease, but a neurodevelopmental difference and disability.]
Fact: Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism.